Champion mare Black Caviar  has capped her glittering career by being honoured as Australia’s Racehorse of the Year for the third time defeating her four time Gr.1 winning half brother All Too Hard.

Unbeaten in 25 starts, the now-retired world champion sprinter joins dual Cox Plate (Gr 1, 2040m) winner Sunline as the only other horse to win the title three times.

Votes were lodged on a 3-2-1 basis by 98 members of the racing media and senior racing administrators nationwide with Black Caviar and All Too Hard dominating the voting.

The great mare secured 251 of a maximum 294 votes for the top honour, beating her younger half brother All Too Hard [179], Cox Plate winner Ocean Park  [50], Pierro [38] and It’s A Dundeel [28].

All Too Hard claimed the Champion 3yo Colt award in what was acknowledged as a stellar year for three-year-old colts and geldings, polling 264 votes with Pierro on 148 and It’s A Dundeel on 119.